Milestones Of A Legend: Henrik Szeryng (10CD)

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Henrik Szeryng

Henryk Szeryng (1918-1988) spoke eight languages. As an "ambassador of goodwill," he traveled to his concerts around the world with a diplomatic passport issued to him by the Mexican state after Szeryng became a naturalized citizen in 1946. He was impressed by Mexico's willingness to help many of his Polish compatriots fleeing the German occupiers. From his violin collection, worth many millions, he later gave away a Stradivarius and a Guarneri to Mexico and to Israel. During World War II Szeryng was a liaison officer and interpreter of the exiled Polish prime minister Sikorski, who had found asylum in France. His career as a violin virtuoso began with studies with Flesch in Berlin and Boulanger in Paris and a performance of Beethoven's Concerto op. 61 under Bruno Walter in Warsaw. It took him to all the music capitals of the world and ended abruptly with his unexpected death in Kassel in 1988. His wide-ranging repertoire, which included many works dedicated to him by contemporary composers, is documented in this 10-CD box with exemplary interpretations.

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Contains works by: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Gluck, Kreisler, Lalo, Nardini, Ponce, Ravel, Schumann, Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, and many others...



1. Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61 - I. Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Larghetto
3. III. Rondo: Allegro
4. Ponce: Violin Concerto - I. Allegro non troppo
5. II. Andante espressivo
6. III. Vivo, giocoso


1. Beethoven: Sonata For Piano And Violin No. 9 In A Major, Op. 47, 'Kreutzer' - I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
2. II. Andante con variazioni (I-4)
3. III. Finale: Presto
4. Beethoven: Sonata For Piano And Violin No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24, 'Spring' - I. Allegro
5. II. Adagio molto espressivo
6. III. Scherzo. Allegro molto. Trio
7. IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo


1. Brahms: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 77 - I. Allegro non troppo
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
4. Brahms: Trio For Piano, Violin And Horn In E Flat Major, Op. 40 - I. Andante
5. II. Scherzo: Allegro
6. III. Adagio mesto
7. IV. Finale: Allegro con brio


1. Brahms: Sonata For Piano And Violin No.1 In 1 In G Major, Op. 78 - I. Vivace, ma non troppo
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro molto moderato
4. IV. Allegro amabile
5. V. Andante tranquillo – Vivace
6. VI. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)


1. Brahms: Sonta For Piano And Violin No.3 In D Minor, Op. 108 - I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
4. IV. Presto agitato
5. Beethoven: Sonata For Piano And Violin No.8 In G Major, Op. 30 No.3 - I. Allegro assai
6. II. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
7. III. Allegro vivace


1. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35 - I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Canzonetta: Andante
3. III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
4. Vieutemps: Violin Concerto No. 4 In D Minor, Op.31 - I. Andante. Moderato
5. II. Scherzo. Vivace. Trio meno mosso. Tempo I
6. III. Finale marciale. Andante. Allegro


1. Schumann: Violin Concerto In D Minor - I. In kräftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
2. II. Langsam (attacca)
3. III. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu schnell
4. Bach: Sonata For Solo Violin No. 1 In G Minor, Bwv 1001 - I. Adagio
5. II. Fuga. Allegro
6. III. Siciliano
7. IV. Presto
8. I. Grave
9. II. Fuga
10. III. Andante
11. IV. Allegro


1. Bach: Partita For Solo Violin No.1 In B Minor, Bwv 1002 - I. Allemande
2. II. Courante
3. III. Sarabande
4. IV. Tempo di bourree
5. Bach: Partita For Solo Violin No. 3 In E Major, Bwv 1006 - I. Preludio
6. II. Loure
7. III. Gavotte en Rondeau
8. IV. Menuett I
9. V. Menuett II
10. VI. Bourree
11. VII. Gigue
12. Bach: Partita For Solo Violin No. 2 In D Minor, Bwv 1004 - I. Allemande
13. II. Courante
14. III. Sarabande
15. IV. Gigue
16. V. Chaconne
17. Nardini: Violin Concerto in E minor - I. Allegro moderato
18. II. Andante cantabile
19. III. Allegro giocoso


1. Lalo: Symphony Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 - I. Allegro non troppo
2. II. Scherzando: Allegro molto
3. III. Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo
4. IV. Andante
5. V. Rondo: Allegro
6. Bach: Sonata For Violin Solo No. 3 In C Major, Bwv 1005 - I. Adagio
7. II. Fuga. Alla breve
8. III. Largo
9. IV. Allegro assai



1. Ravel: Tzigane – Rhapsodie Des Concert
2. Vitali: Cioaconna In G Minor
3. Tartini: 'The Devil’S Trill' Sonata
4. Rachmaninov: Variations On A Theme Of Corelli (Transcribed By Z. Francescatti)
5. Melody / Melodie (Transcribed By F. Kreisler)
6. Allegretto, In The Manner Of Boccherini
7. Schumann: Bird As Prophet, From 'Woodland Scenes'
8. Hallfter: Gipsy Dance / Danza De La Gitana / Zigeunertanz
9. Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantelle, Op. 16